Lot 4

Bucks County, Pennsylvania Chippendale Cherry Tall Case Clock

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$5,000 $250
$10,000 $500
$20,000 $1,000
$50,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$200,000 $10,000

A Pennsylvania Chippendale Cherry Tall Case Clock, Benjamin Morris (1748-1833), Hilltown and New Britain, Fourth Quarter 18th Century. The "Worthington Family" clock.

The white-painted arched dial with rolling moon phase to the lunette, having Roman hours and Arabic minutes, with subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture, with applied brass plaque to the center engraved 'BM', all within floral painted spandrels, the twin train eight-day movement striking on a bell.

The broken arch hood with urn turned finials on fluted plinths above a swans neck ending in applied carved rosette terminals above a carved fan to the tympanum, the dial door flanked by free-standing colonnettes and tombstone side lights, the step and cove molding above a 'Wall of Troy' dentil carved frieze joining the waist with fluted quarter columns flanking a double-arch crest door, above a cove molding, the conforming box base all supported by ogee bracket feet.

Dimensions: Height 94 3/4in; width 23in; depth 12 1/4in.

Provenance: Jane T. Worthington 1800-1850

Lewis Worthington 1850-1872

David Worthington 1872-1894

Frank H. Massey 1894-1943

Maurice R. Massey 1943-1966

Edgar W. Massey 1966-1982

Walter S. Massey 1982-1986

C. Thomas Attix Jr. 1986-2012

Property from the Collection of C. Thomas Attix Jr., East Windsor, New Jersey.


Retaining an old, darkened and dry surface. General marks, wear, abrasions and surface scratches, small losses. The three finials have been reduced in height to fit a low ceiling. The dial with craquelure throughout, minor wear and touch-up to small losses. The date aperture appears to have refreshing to numerals. With two weights, pendulum, winding crank and case key. We cannot guarantee the completeness and functionality of the clock's movement. 

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